NCGA Applauds Senate Bill to Extend Volatility Waiver to E15

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From the National Corn Growers Association: The National Corn Growers Association today thanked Senators Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) for introducing a bill to expand the volatility waiver for E15 ethanol, ultimately increasing consumers’ access higher blends of ethanol year-round. “We applaud Senators Donnelly, Grassley, and Fischer for their bipartisan efforts to increase the market …

Roberson Elected Chairman of Farm Credit of Central Florida Board

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From Farm Credit of Central Florida: Farm Credit of Central Florida (FCCF) President and CEO, Reggie Holt announced the cooperative’s Board of Directors has elected Zellwood Nursery grower, Robert R. “Robbie” Roberson as chairman, succeeding, David J. Stanford. “Robbie brings great wisdom, and statesmanship to the board. FCCF has been blessed with astute and visionary leadership in the chairman’s position …

UF/IFAS Researchers Bombard Plant-killing Fungus with Silver Nanoparticles

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From the University of Florida/IFAS: GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Deep in the soil, underneath more than 400 plant and tree species, lurks a lethal fungus threatening Florida’s $15 billion a year ornamental horticulture industry. But University of Florida plant pathologist G. Shad Ali has found an economical and eco-friendly way to combat the plant destroyer known

Georgia Grown Building returns for the 2015 Georgia National Fair

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From the Georgia Department of Agriculture: The Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are pleased to be partnering once again this year to present the Georgia Grown Building during the 2015 Georgia National Fair, October 8-18, in Perry, GA. The building, featuring 20,000 sq. ft. of space, is dedicated to showcasing Georgia’s diverse agricultural industry …

Southeast Farmers Markets to Benefit from New USDA Grants

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Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Under Secretary Kevin Concannon announced today the availability of up to $3.3 million in competitive funding to support the ability of farmers markets to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a form of payment. Download Audio

Southeast AgNet This Week: Conservation Money; ‘Rev It Up’ Challenge

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Today’s issue of Southeast AgNet This Week includes a report on millions of dollars of U.S. Department of Agriculture funding being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program as well as a beef checkoff challenge producers can participate in. Want to learn more? Click here to subscribe and view the current issue.

CBS News: Drones, Dogs Used to Protect Avocado from Disease

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From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is dedicated to protecting Florida’s $120 billion agriculture industry from pests and disease. Laurel wilt, spread by the red ambrosia beetle, is currently threatening the state’s avocado industry. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, under the leadership of

USDA Announces Dollars for Innovative New Conservation Partnerships

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today an investment of up to $235 million to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the funding is being made available through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), the newest conservation tool of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation …

Commissioner Putnam Reminds Citizens to Report Suspicious Wildfire Activity During National Arson Awareness Week

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From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today reminded citizens to help prevent wildland arson by reporting all suspicious wildfire activity in Florida. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Florida Forest Service is bringing attention to the threat of wildland arson this week during National Arson …